Every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any applications that are present on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose one of our VPS server
packages, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages in terms of the available packages that you may afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very secure and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible solutions which will permit you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need some other OS afterwards, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.